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Subject:Re: HUMOR: I Need Advice From:Bruce <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 02 Nov 2000 13:34:32 -0800
Andrew Plato wrote:
> I am considering thinking for myself. I realize this is a very new concept for
> many technical writers accustom to seeking approval for every minute detail of
> their lives. Perhaps some of you can help me.
I can't say you took the words right out of my mouth, because I
wouldn't have been humorous (which is why I hadn't said anything).
But I echo the sentiments behind the post.
I suppose that people are being conscientious by polling for
opinions, but decision-making is part of any job. And, when a dozen
or more posts are generated on such burning issues as whether the
preposition "on" should follow "click," I can't help thinking that
everyone's becoming obsessive.
It all reminds me of my favorite t-shirt: "Does anal-retentive have
Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
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